Arctic Cliffhangers

Steve Smith, Julia Szucs | 2009 | 60 min.

2011 Official Selection

Arctic Cliffhangers tells the story of how seabirds are unlocking the secrets of the changing polar marine ecosystem. In this visually breathtaking and adeptly scored ?lm, biologist and ?lmmaker Steve Smith travels across the eastern Canadian Arctic, following researchers and Inuit aboriginal hunters to colonies of breeding seabirds. He ?nds himself grappling with high seas and clinging to vertiginous, wind-whipped cliffs on remote arctic islands, all to discover what is really happening at the roof of our planet.